Croatian Medical Chamber Accuses Government of Ignoring Doctors’ Demands

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ZAGREB, November 23, 2019 – The Croatian Medical Chamber (HLK) and the doctors’ union (HLS) on Saturday said in a press release that they would launch several actions in December to draw attention to the untenable status of their profession.

The HLK and HLS associations say in a press release that Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and his cabinet are turning a deaf ear to their demands.

In this context they recall that two months ago they asked the premier to hold an urgent meeting with them over “the poor and worrisome situation in the profession of doctors and in the Croatian healthcare system.”

They demanded the immediate beginning of the elaboration of the legislation on pay and working hours for physicians.

The two associations today said that they had not received any answer from the premier so far.

“It is irresponsible not only to doctors but also to our patients,” they say announcing a news conference for next week.

In September, the HLK, the HLS and the Croatian Doctors’ Association adopted a joint statement in which they warned about the more and more deepening staff, financial, infrastructural and organisational crisis in the healthcare system.

More news about the healthcare sector in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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